Football Book of the Year


Maradona by Guillem Balague


The Boy. The Rebel. The God.

By Guillem Balague

Diego Amando Maradona was one of the greatest footballers of all time. His life was one of unflinching media attention, including tales of drug abuse and constant health issues. Guillem Balague’s masterly biography, based on in-depth interviews and first-hand stories, presents a fascinating and illuminating read about a flawed great.

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